Firewall won't stay on


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Ed Smega

When I recently switched from dial up to cable, I turned on the firewall.
Every time I reboot, I find the firewall off. How do I make it stay on
across power downs? Running XP with SP2.

Ed
 
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Guest

Ed Smega said:
When I recently switched from dial up to cable, I turned on the firewall.
Every time I reboot, I find the firewall off. How do I make it stay on
across power downs? Running XP with SP2.

Ed

Run command: (Credit to the MVP Ramesh)

rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132
%windir%\inf\netrass.inf

Restart Windows, and then run this command (from Command Prompt):
NETSH FIREWALL RESET
Reboot your computer and See if you can have access to turn ON the
firewall and stay next time.

"Windows Firewall problems and solutions"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920074/en-us
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875357
Make sure your system is malware free:

http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
HTH.
Let us know.
Regards,
nass
 
E

Ed Smega

nass
I went through the 2 links you provided and I don't see a match to my
problem. The first one seems to be inability to get to the screens that let
you turn on the firewall. I have no problem with that. as long as I don't
power down, each time I recheck the setting it seems to stay on, but the
next day when I boot up, the button for turning on the firewall is no longer
selected.
Ed
 
G

Guest

Hi Ted,
Open a Run command and type:
Services.msc click [OK]
On the services control panel make sure these serives are Automatically
started.

Security Accounts Manager
Security Center
Server
Close the Services control panel and Reboot your machine.
HTH.
Let us know.
Regards,
nass
 
E

Ed Smega

In further poking around I found 2 screens with conflicting status of the
firewall. I attempted to attach screen prints of these 2 screens but the
posting was rejected as too large. Now I am not certain I have a problem
with the firewall but I am getting one source that indicates it is ON while
the other source indicates it is OFF!
Ed
 
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Guest

Hi Ed,
HTH, means (Hope This Help), my suggestion is to get another Firewall better
than the windows one to protect you from intruders and hackers like ZoneAlarn
from here:
http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/information/znalm/zaReleaseHistory.html
But how do you have two instances for windows Firewall running and did you
disabled or terminated one of them?.
Do you have Anti-Virus try to run a scan and make sure all clean.
HTH.
Let us know.
Regards,
nass

Ed Smega said:
nass,

They are already automatically started, screen print below:



What is HTH?

Ed




nass said:
Hi Ted,
Open a Run command and type:
Services.msc click [OK]
On the services control panel make sure these serives are Automatically
started.

Security Accounts Manager
Security Center
Server
Close the Services control panel and Reboot your machine.
HTH.
Let us know.
Regards,
nass
------
www.nasstec.co.uk

Ed Smega said:
nass
I went through the 2 links you provided and I don't see a match to my
problem. The first one seems to be inability to get to the screens that
let
you turn on the firewall. I have no problem with that. as long as I
don't
power down, each time I recheck the setting it seems to stay on, but the
next day when I boot up, the button for turning on the firewall is no
longer
selected.
Ed





:

When I recently switched from dial up to cable, I turned on the
firewall.
Every time I reboot, I find the firewall off. How do I make it stay on
across power downs? Running XP with SP2.

Ed


Run command: (Credit to the MVP Ramesh)

rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132
%windir%\inf\netrass.inf

Restart Windows, and then run this command (from Command Prompt):
NETSH FIREWALL RESET
Reboot your computer and See if you can have access to turn ON the
firewall and stay next time.

"Windows Firewall problems and solutions"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920074/en-us
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875357
Make sure your system is malware free:

http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
HTH.
Let us know.
Regards,
nass
 
E

Ed Smega

" run a generic pen test against it " - I have no idea what that is.
Ed
 
E

Ed Smega

I am seriously thinking about another firewall but not there yet.

I don't see where there are 2 instances of the firewall running.

Ed




nass said:
Hi Ed,
HTH, means (Hope This Help), my suggestion is to get another Firewall
better
than the windows one to protect you from intruders and hackers like
ZoneAlarn
from here:
http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/information/znalm/zaReleaseHistory.html
But how do you have two instances for windows Firewall running and did you
disabled or terminated one of them?.
Do you have Anti-Virus try to run a scan and make sure all clean.
HTH.
Let us know.
Regards,
nass

Ed Smega said:
nass,

They are already automatically started, screen print below:



What is HTH?

Ed




nass said:
Hi Ted,
Open a Run command and type:
Services.msc click [OK]
On the services control panel make sure these serives are Automatically
started.

Security Accounts Manager
Security Center
Server
Close the Services control panel and Reboot your machine.
HTH.
Let us know.
Regards,
nass
------
www.nasstec.co.uk

:

nass
I went through the 2 links you provided and I don't see a match to my
problem. The first one seems to be inability to get to the screens
that
let
you turn on the firewall. I have no problem with that. as long as I
don't
power down, each time I recheck the setting it seems to stay on, but
the
next day when I boot up, the button for turning on the firewall is no
longer
selected.
Ed





:

When I recently switched from dial up to cable, I turned on the
firewall.
Every time I reboot, I find the firewall off. How do I make it stay
on
across power downs? Running XP with SP2.

Ed


Run command: (Credit to the MVP Ramesh)

rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132
%windir%\inf\netrass.inf

Restart Windows, and then run this command (from Command Prompt):
NETSH FIREWALL RESET
Reboot your computer and See if you can have access to turn ON the
firewall and stay next time.

"Windows Firewall problems and solutions"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920074/en-us
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=875357
Make sure your system is malware free:

http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php
HTH.
Let us know.
Regards,
nass
 
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Mr. Grey

My apologies...you an run a generic port scan using a tool like nmap or
similar from another PC, or if your computer is not behind a firewall
you can run a scan from the internet...there are several free ones out
there...google should yield some results.

Regards,
Mr. Grey
Scan it, baby!
http://www.redsphereglobal.com
 

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